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In Gadaba there are only two r umbers, singular and plural,

Neither the gender nor the meaning play a role in taking different

suffixes.



L    The plural sense is conveyed by adding a suffix to a noun.



2.    There   are  three  plural   suffixes.     Different  nouns   take

different suffixes.



/  In/;/  e:n/:/-ne:n/



3.    /-In/



3.1.    This suffix is borrowed from Telugu and is suffixed to

the words borrowed from Telugu only.



**



kommu lu = horns



to : kalu *» tails



go : r lu = nails of the fingers.



3.2.    As an exception to this, two Telugu borrowings take

a Gadaba plural suffix,



tiwwa ne : n = Creepers



tokka ne : n = Pealings of the fruit.



4.    /-e:



Only the words ending with the consonant  /  n/or/  nu/

take/  e ; n/as plural suffix,-